A BICHROME WARE JUGLET FROM THE HOLY LAND
Catalog:Pottery:Bronze Age: stock #1310614
Late Bronze Age I; c. 1550-1400 BCE
This wheel made vessel is composed of an ovoid body with a flaring neck terminating in a thickened and everted rim. It stands on a flat foot and a bifurcated handle has been drawn from shoulder to just below the rim. This piece is very well decorated and is a testament to the skill of the Late Bronze Age craftsmen of the Levant. Thick bands of dark red and dark brown paint are present on the upper body of the juglet as well as on the neck and serve to encapsulate the shoulder decoration as well as providing additional visual interest. The shoulder is painted with a combination of vertical linear bands and inverted triangles which serve as the primary decorative focus of the juglet. Bands of painted decoration are also present on the handle and rim of the vessel, completing the piece.
Slight chipping on surface decoration, otherwise in excellent condition.
Height: 15 cm (5.9 inches)
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Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Ruth Amiran, â€śAncient Pottery of the Holy Landâ€ť, (Rutgers University, 1970), p. 152-54; pl. 48
Juglets of this type, while beautifully decorated, were intended as household objects are were used for the distribution of liquid from larger storage containers.
â€śDoes not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?â€ť (Romans 9:21)